My good friend Pierre Lassonde, cofounder and chairman of Franco-Nevada, doesn’t know how we’ll replace the massive gold deposits of the past 130 years or so.
As many of you know, copper is often seen as an indicator of economic health, historically falling when overall manufacturing and construction is in contraction mode, rising in times of expansion. That appears to be the case today.
Lately I’ve been seeing more and more headlines asking whether cryptos are “killing” gold. Would the gold price be higher today if massive amounts of money weren’t flowing into bitcoin?
US Global Investors uses quantamentals in their gold investing process, combining old-fashioned, bottom-up stock picking with big data and machine learning.
In this interview with SmallCapPower, U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes discusses why he loves blockchain technology, and hints that investors will soon be able to participate in this growing trend.
I think most of you reading this right now are aware that gold is unlike any other metal, certainly any other element.
Major U.S. indices slid for a second straight week as President Donald Trump and North Korea both escalated their saber-rattling.
Spot gold finished July up more than 2 percent, its best month since February, when it returned 3.7 percent.
Global markets have steadily been adding renewables such as wind and solar to their energy mix for several years now, but according to a handful of new reports, 2016 might have been the tipping point.
Near the extinct volcano known as Monte Pissis, high in the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border, is a prime location for lithium, the silvery-white metal used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its report card on the condition of America’s infrastructure, and for the second time since 2013, our nation’s roads, bridges, waterways, airports and more scored a barely-passing D+.
After finishing 2016 up 25 percent, commodities are getting another boost from bullish investors.
The question I have is: Why would an investor deliberately choose to lose money? But that’s precisely what’s happening now with inflation where it is.
Earlier I shared with you that when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump, the media takes him literally but not seriously. His supporters, on the other hand, take him seriously but not always literally.
It finally happened. For the first time since 2008, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to a crude oil production cut last week, renewing hope among producers and investors that prices can begin to recover in earnest after a protracted two-year slump, one of the worst in living memory.
As I often say, every asset class has its own DNA of volatility, which is measured by standard deviation.
There’s no other way to say it: Gold had a bad week. Last Tuesday alone, the yellow metal fell more than 3 percent, shuffling off $43, in its biggest one-day loss in three years.
Nineteen years ago, South Korea came precipitously close to bankruptcy.
This week I attended the Denver Gold Forum along with three other U.S. Global Investors representatives, including our resident precious metals expert Ralph Aldis.
The consumer price index (CPI), a measure of inflation, came in hotter than expected Friday, registering 2.3 percent year-over-year in August on expectations of 2.0 percent.
The only people buying that early were quants and huge hedge funds. The question, then, was: What factors or models were the quants using to uncover gold’s meteoric rise this year?
Since before recorded human history, the people of India have had an insatiable appetite for gold, treasuring it not only for its flawless natural beauty and religious significance but also as a superb store of value.
Frank Holmes says royalty and streaming companies show great opportunity on the upside but avoid many of the risks that explorers and producers must deal with.
Unlike fiat money, of which we can always print more, there’s only so much recoverable gold in the world. And despite the best efforts of alchemists, we can’t recreate its unique chemistry in a lab. The only way for us to acquire more is to dig.
Only time will tell which candidate will be triumphant in November, but in the meantime, one of the winners might very well be gold, which has traditionally attracted investors in times of political and economic uncertainty.